Media Kit

Media Kit - Isaac Thorne

Isaac R. Thorne is a nice man who has, over the course of his life, developed a modest ability to spin a good yarn. Really. He promises. He considers himself a lover of books, music, movies, and other forms of pop culture phenomenon. His philosophy on his life is that it’s all one giant experiment. He is the author of short tales of dark comic horror, two audio plays, and one award-winning screenplay.

Isaac grew up in rural Tennessee, where he attended high school and some college. From an early age, he became fascinated by scary folklore, such as the types of tales that are often told around campfires. He also developed a love of scary audio or radio stories, which he borrowed on vinyl from the local library.

Although he has been writing since he could form letters with crayons, Isaac has always considered himself a private man, publishing none of his horror work until January 2013, when he released the digital short story “Nobody Was Here”.


Isaac’s Books

You can find Isaac’s books on Amazon.com, as well as most other e-book retail outlets. He likes to write shorter works–stuff you can read in one sitting. As of 2019, he’s become more novel focused, although more short tales are always in the works.



Some Q & A
with Isaac

“Funny horrific ideas occur to me on a regular basis. Writing them down seemed like a simple way to prevent them from eating me inside out.”

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Many of the questions and answers below are from Isaac’s Smashwords interview. The interview in its entirety can be found at smashwords.com.

If you’re so nice, why write this kind of stuff?

Because the stories are funny, gross, and horrific, all of which appeals to my–shall we say–underdeveloped maturity. Rest assured that even though my work might not fit the sensibilities of some readers, I truly mean no harm nor offense. Frankly, if you don’t want to be horrified you should not be downloading horror stories. Perhaps you would be happier with another genre.

When did you first start writing?

First Grade. My first story was about overalls and why everyone should wear them.

What motivated you?

Funny horrific ideas occur to me on a regular basis. Writing them down seemed like a simple way to prevent them from eating me inside out. Putting them out there for other people to read seemed like a simple way to keep the neighborhood kids off my lawn.

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?

I grew up in the rural American South. It might occasionally influence my colloquial word choices. Other than that, I don’t really think it does influence my writing. I write short tales of dark comic horror. Is there any place in this world that it doesn’t exist? Aren’t we all just residents of Planet Internet now anyway?

What is your writing process?

I’m more of a seat-of-the-pants type of writer. You might find a few paragraphs of idea lying around, but you’ll rarely find me with a completely functional outline for a piece. I form an ultimate critical scene in my head, then I write narrative to explain how everything culminated in that scene. After a first draft of that process, I go back and rewrite and fill in the gaps, add some logic and realism, and generally polish things.

“I’m…a seat-of-the-pants type of writer. I form an ultimate critical scene in my head, then I write narrative to explain how everything culminated in that scene.”

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What inspires you to get out of bed each day?

The need to urinate. Well, that and the fact that I need to earn a living.

Who are your favorite authors?

I expect that very few authors in my genre could answer this question without citing Stephen King. I will admit that the work of his early career was most influential on me. That said, I also like Joe Hill (Stephen King’s son), Thomas Harris, Anne Rice, J.K. Rowling, and many, many, many more you’ve probably never heard of.


Contacting Isaac

You can always try to contact Isaac by using the form on the Contact page. Here are a few other methods of contacting Isaac if you just don’t feel like clicking that Contact page link:

If that doesn’t work, feel free to try the social media links at the top of just about every page on this site. Isaac is most active on Twitter.


Isaac’s Awards




The Gordon Place

On June 12, 2020, the audiobook edition of The Gordon Place won the Independent Audiobook Award (IAA) in the Horror category. The Gordon Place was pitted against four audiobooks by established narrators in the genre, any of whom could have been a natural selection for the award.

Readers' Favorite Award Finalist Certificate for 'The Gordon Place'
Readers’ Favorite Award Finalist Certificate for The Gordon Place

Diggum

In 2016, Isaac adapted “Diggum”, one of his short stories, to screenplay format. That screenplay has won awards from all of the following:

In addition, the screenplay has been recognized by all of the following:

Diggum Screenplay Awards

Isaac In
Other Media



Newspapers

Other media have featured Isaac Thorne as a guest, as a contributor, or a shout-out. On this page, you’ll find links to some of that work and those folks. Isaac highly recommends visiting these sites even if you’re not interested in his own contributions. They are works of art, horror and otherwise.

Isaac himself is available for podcast, radio, web, or print interviews. Simply reach out to him by using the form on the Contact page, or through Twitter.

Alan Welker’s The 13th Story Podcast

Bad Movie Night/The Creepshow Hour Podcast

Beyond The Void Horror Podcast

Bleeding Critic

Blood on the Rocks

Bob’s Mess Podcast

Carmen Theater Group and Liane Moonraven

The CoGPod

The Constant Reader Podcast

Crashpalace Productions

The Dead Walk

Dear Final Girl

Don’t Go Down That Road

Douglas Geller’s The Dreamer

The Fear Merchant

Haunted MTL

Horror Addicts

Immunity Zero

IndieReader

Kendall Reviews

Lili’s Lair

Mimosas With Michael

The Monster Guys

Movies, Films, and Flix

Music City Horror

My Little Rascal Production Company

  • My Little Rascal Productions on Twitter.
  • My Little Rascal Productions on Facebook.
  • My Little Rascal’s Adaptation of Isaac’s BECAUSE REASONS on IMDB.
  • My Little Rascal’s Adaptation of Isaac’s BECAUSE REASONS on YouTube.

The Nerdosphere

Pamela Morris

The Pint: A Pop Culture Podcast

RABT Book Tours & PR

The Rob and Slim Show

  • The Rob and Slim Show on Twitter.
  • The Rob and Slim Show on Facebook.
  • The Rob and Slim Show on PodBean.
  • The Rob and Slim Show’s June 2016 Interview with Isaac.
  • The Rob and Slim Show’s Halloween 2016 Interview with Isaac.
  • The Rob and Slim Show Season 3 2017 Interview with Isaac.
  • The Rob and Slim Show Halloween 2017 episode, Including a New Interview With Isaac.
  • The Rob and Slim Show Episode 161, Including a New Interview with Isaac and an excerpt from SAFETY FIRST.
  • The Rob and Slim Show Episode 171, Including a New Interview with Isaac and an excerpt from BEDSIDE MANNER.
  • The Rob and Slim Show Episode 179, Including a New Interview with Isaac and an excerpt from NOBODY WAS HERE.
  • The Rob and Slim Show Episode 196, Including a New Interview with Isaac and an excerpt from THE GORDON PLACE.
  • The Rob and Slim Show Episode 200, Including a New Interview with Isaac and an excerpt from Chapter 2 of THE GORDON PLACE.
  • The Rob and Slim Show Episode 210, Including a New Interview with Isaac and an excerpt from Chapter 3 of THE GORDON PLACE.
  • The Rob and Slim Show 2019 Halloween Spooktacular, Including a New Interview with Isaac.
  • The Rob and Slim Show Episode 231, In Which Isaac Reads From PRACTICAL GHOSTS.
  • The Rob and Slim Show Episode 240, Including a New Interview with Isaac and an excerpt from DEAD RIGHTS.
  • The Rob and Slim Show Episode 250, Including a New Interview with Isaac and an Excerpt From THE GORDON PLACE.
  • The Rob and Slim Show Halloween 2021, including a New Interview with Isaac and an Excerpt From HELL SPRING.
  • The Rob and Slim Show Finale Episode, including a New Interview with Isaac and a new Excerpt from HELL SPRING.

Ron Shaw and The Ron Shaw Show

Screen Quest

SCRM Radio

Set Sytes

The Steve & Crypto Show

Steve Stred

Tennessee Horror News

IMDB


Testimonials From Readers




“If you want to read a story that gives you the chills, don’t hesitate to read it.”

Vicky’s Amazon review of ‘Diggum’

“This story tackles a lot, but at the backbone of it all, it’s a story about forgiveness.”

Jasmine’s Goodreads review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“Horror and humor go so very well together and Thorne nails that.”

Ellie’s Amazon review of ‘Road Kills’

“…an exciting ride and I couldn’t wait to keep listening every time I had to step away.”

Ian’s Audible review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“Thorne might have created his own genre.”

Ravin’s Goodreads review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“I really hope I don’t have nightmares from this, or see the ‘dog’ in my dreams!”

Jodi’s Goodreads review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“This novel is well thought-out, with intriguing character arcs that readers will want to learn more about.”

BookLife Prize’s critique of ‘The Gordon Place’

“…the mix of sorrow and shame powering these stories lends substance to the scenes of horror. The shocking moments deliver serious jolts.”

Booklife Review by Publishers Weekly of ‘Hell Spring’

“If you like authors like Stephen King, Clive Barker, or Dean Koontz you will definitely enjoy this book.”

Tricia’s Amazon review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“Oh God, this story freaked me out and this is why I am so reticent about Facebook.”

Clare’s Amazon review of ‘Dislike’

“…there were well-developed characters and I felt for all of them.”

MLP’s Amazon review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“…a well narrated paranormal mystery I thoroughly enjoyed.”

Timj26’s Audible review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“Read Diggum, it makes cemeteries even creepier.”

Stephen’s Amazon review of ‘Diggum’

“Like a box of poisoned bon bons, once you bite into one, you’ll be back for more.”

Drew’s review of ‘Road Kills’

“…crafty metaphoric tales of fright and violence that are surely born of…current events…”

Red’s Amazon review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“This book was evil and perfect all the way…”

Janalyn’s Audible review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“…serving up a haunting entertaining read.”

Lou’s review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“… the final images and words will probably be playing over in my mind for days.”

Jennifer’s Goodreads review of ‘Diggum’

“…the scenes are painted so perfectly it’s as though you’re there.”

Brenda’s Amazon review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“You’d be hard-pressed to find that much entertainment for a dollar anywhere else.”

Danger Slater’s Goodreads review of ‘Diggum’

“The plot was tight, atmosphere creepy as hell, prose well done.”

Cutiehulu’s Amazon review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“Honestly, the best horror story I have read in a long time.”

Patricia’s Amazon review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“Isaac Thorne creates characters who feel like real people in HELL SPRING and then puts them through the wringer…”

IndieReader on ‘Hell Spring’

“…possibly my favourite from [Road Kills] is the Stephen Kingesque Nobody Was Here…”

Helen’s Amazon review of ‘Road Kills’

“…takes ghost stories to the next level as father and son battle it out in a supernatural fight for freedom.”

Angie’s Goodreads review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“The Gordon Place is a chilling paranormal tale that kept me turning the pages.”

Lorraine’s Goodreads review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“This would make a great movie!”

MDFerrell’s Amazon review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“This is a fantastic chilling story for anyone that enjoys ghost stories.”

Jessica’s Goodreads review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“I was enthralled from the get go and couldn’t put the book down!”

Ria’s Amazon review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“I couldn’t stop listening to it.”

Patty’s Audible review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“This is a horror story for the Facebook generation.”

Dan’s Amazon review of ‘Dislike’

“It kept me on the edge of my seat to see what happen now.”

Rebecca’s Amazon review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“The way [past and present weave together] into one chilling narrative was a truly engaging device…”

Charles’s Amazon review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“Even with the dark storyline there was quite a bit of humor. I loved it.”

Donna’s Amazon review of ‘Dislike’

“This was a very interesting and engrossing tale…”

Kerry’s Amazon review of ‘Decision Paralysis’

“…this is good old school horror, remarkably well-written and suitably creepy.”

McLellan Books’s Goodreads review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“…every time I jumped back into The Gordon Place, I was easily whisked away to Lost Hollow.”

Steve’s Kendall Reviews review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“This story made my day. As a horror fan, I love to read quick stories with a good point.”

Kristina’s Goodreads review of ‘Nobody Was Here’

“I found the story quite emotionally effective…”

Michael’s Audible review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“Isaac Thorne kicks you in the teeth with this one.”

ScareScapes’s Amazon review of ‘Nobody Was Here’

“…a thrilling throwback horror tale that tears through the pages like a hound from hell.”

SCREAM Magazine’s review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“The small town and the store are compelling, claustrophobic backdrops to this drama, and the book’s tension mounts at an exponential rate.”

Foreword Clarion Reviews on ‘Hell Spring’

“I was expecting a haunted house story and got something much better.”

Spooky Mike’s Audible review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“You will meet some wonderful and intriguing characters.”

C.’s Goodreads review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“…fast, twisted, and keeps you involved, wondering what the next paragraph has in store.”

Thomas’s Amazon review of ‘Hoppers’

“The story will keep you wanting more, it will be hard to put this book down”

Phyllis’s Amazon review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“Thorne superbly builds up a chilling and riveting tale…”

Victoria’s Amazon review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“The Gordon Place by Isaac Thorne is an awesome read by a brand new author for me.”

Scarolet’s Amazon review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“The Gordon Place needs to be a movie!”

Jimmy’s Audible review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“After more than six decades of reading horror daily, I cannot recall ever reading a story quite like this one.”

Mallory’s Haunted Reading Room review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“…[braids] tropes with nightmares and [adds] a layer of spine-shivering WTF.Highly recommended.”

Monica’s Amazon review of ‘Road Kills’

“Lee Gordon is hands down the most vile character I’ve ever been introduced to in a fictional story.”

Lydia’s Goodreads review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“…packed with tension and credible characters that propel readers forward.”

BlueInk Review of ‘Hell Spring’

“…scenes in the book are so well described that you feel like you’re there in the midst of the action.”

Yeti’s TN Horror News review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“What a read! From the first few pages I got sucked into this story. I didn’t want to put it down!”

Amazon Reader review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“I liked the dark moments, those appealed to me and I think they were well done.”

Texas Book Nook’s review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“Two questions for Mr. Thorne: how is this your first novel and when can we expect the next one?”

Lois’s Amazon review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“This story is awesome. You don’t encounter many horror tales where the killer is female.”

Leslie’s Goodreads review of ‘Because Reasons’

“This book is amazing and the ending is not what you would expect .”

Mary’s Amazon review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“…shows that true horror doesn’t come from beyond the grave, but the dark recesses of the human heart.”

IndieReader’s review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“I will definitely be suggesting this author to all my friends.”

SteelerFan’s Amazon review of ‘Bedside Manner’

“…you’ll feel and see every bump under granny’s wheels as her car careens over curbs, sidewalks and through crosswalks.”

Joanie’s Amazon review of ‘Decision Paralysis’

“It’s strange and uncomfortable and made me squeamish on occasion, but it’s well-written and engaging.”

Jen Z’s Amazon review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“The author uses his dark sense of humor and good narrative style in this book…”

Viper’s Goodreads review of ‘Diggum’

“I loved the ending. I would have never thought of ending it like that.”

Donna’s Amazon review of ‘Nobody Was Here’

“With the right amount of gore and a permeating sense of dread, this work proves Thorne to be a gifted storyteller.”

Publishers Weekly review of ‘The Gordon Place’

“It is disorienting, grotesque, absurdly funny and oddly hot…”

Drew Rowsome of My Gay Toronto on ‘Hell Spring’

“Thorne fleshes out each character’s backstory in measured detail, making them problematic and relatable, by turns.”

Kirkus Reviews on ‘Hell Spring’

“The author does a wonderful job of setting the scene and telling the story by weaving past and present together…”

Sharon’s Goodreads review of ‘The Gordon Place’